Grand Cards: The Great Grand Cards Giveaway Contest!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Great Grand Cards Giveaway Contest!

You may recall, sometime around the great blog identity crisis of '09 that I came up with a plan. To wit: I would cease and desist my Curtis Granderson collecting and selectively sell-off my collection bit by bit to the overpaying Yankees fans that have money to burn.

However, sometime between then and now, something odd happened. First, Granderson cards stopped selling for much money. That whole "these cards can fund all my wildest collecting wishes" was quickly replaced by hesitation. I can't sell my cards for that! etc. Then, because I'm a sucker, I took advantage of some low prices and *gasp* added more Granderson cards to my collection--the very collection I vowed to eliminate.

Oh, and I've got news. I almost did it again, and again and again but, by the grace of God either lost out on my bids, or forgot about the listing or had common sense get the better of me. Suffice to say, I'm playing a dangerous game. So here's what I've decided to do.

A Contest
1. Look at my Granderson Collection
2. Become a Follower of the blog (sidebar)
3. Post a Comment with your favorite Granderson card in the collection--if it doesn't have a caption, just describe it or something

The Prizes
Every eligible comment will be entered onto a list. The list will be randomized and TEN winners chosen. What do the winners get? A card.

But not just any card. Think of it as a draft. End up first on the list? You get to pick ANY Curtis Granderson card from my collection.

That means the 1/1s


Or the on-card refractor autographs:


Or the silks. Oh, the silks:


The first TEN people on the list, will get their choice of whatever card they want--just like a draft. After that's all done and I am forced to break up the band, so to speak, I should be able to overcome the mental barrier that has kept me from moving on the way I should.

One More Thing
Post about this contest on your blog, and you will receive a second entry into the contest.

Also, ALL COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY 5:00PM EASTERN TIME TODAY, AS I AM HEADING OUT OF TOWN ON BUSINESS AND WANT TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER BEFORE I AM STUCK IN INTERNET PURGATORY.

Good Luck!

31 comments:

  1. Gotta go with the '08 Ginter auto. Loves me some Ginter ink!

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  2. I really like the flag patch from 07 Black, that is one heck of a nice card!

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  3. Ditto! That 07 Black with the Stars % Stripes is a great looking card. Peace.

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  4. SWEET collection!! Too Many cards to choose from...2008 Topps Finest refractor auto.

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  5. I just posted about the contest here:
    http://drewsbbcards.blogspot.com/2010/04/contest-not-mine.html

    Thanks!

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  6. The 2009 Heritage Red auto. Really nice card!

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  7. I like the 2008 Goudy. Really nice looking card.

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  8. I'd have to go with the 2008 Topps Triple Threads Ordonez / Kaline / Granderson Relic (#10/27). As awesome as Curtis is, having Al Kaline along for the ride just makes it that much more awesome.

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  9. Too tough to choose! 2nd favorite is the Just Minors Triple Auto #'s 1/3, 1st favorite is the 2008 Sweet Swatch patch card with Miggy and Verlander.

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  10. So many choices! I'm going with that sweet shiny refractor auto for now. I'm going to keep looking around.

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  11. I am going with the classic rookie card with a shiny twist, 2002 Bowman Chrome RC. Rookie Cards are still cool, even if they are not the autographed refractor variety!

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  12. I like the 07 Sweet Spot Dual Auto with Verlander. And I am going to link this on my blog in just a few minutes.

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  13. Dude, you are SOOO generous! I am so worried that the Yankees are going to steal Carl Crawford next season and I will be in the same boat as you. It won't be as bad for me cuz I don't have a collection as nice as yours... Gotta love that silk!

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  14. Interesting Day for an interesting Contest!

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  15. I like the 2008 A&G Mini framed auto. I also like the Goodwin Champions minis. Are there any of his cards in a throwback uniform?

    I'll be tossing up a link on my blog shortly.

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  16. 2005 Just Minors: Reimold/Granderson/Herrera Triple Auto (#1/3)

    Great triple auto (plus Reimpld makes it greater)

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  17. Your contest is posted on my site!!

    http://idontknow3rdbase.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hey, I'd go with the Sketch Card for my first pick and the A&G Silk if someone takes the Sketch card before I do.

    I posted the contest on my blog too, over at clearcutcards.blogspot.com.

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  19. I like the '07 UD black Pride of a Nation card.

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  20. 2007 UD Black with the flag.

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  21. Gotta go with the 08 Finest Moments Auto refractor

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  22. Great collection. Love the A&G auto.

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  23. I like the 112 R Triple Threads. I'm not a huge fan of triple threads, but 112 Runs is a hell of an accomplishment.

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  24. Like CCC, I thoroughly like the heritage red.

    Great collection overall.

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  25. i'm actually a huge fan of one of your favorite curtis cards, the '09 heritage high numbers on card auto, #roa-cg. curtis with a smile!

    i also posted on totally cecil. thanks D!
    http://cecilfieldercards.blogspot.com/2010/04/grandios-contest.html

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  26. I quite like the 2007 UD Exquisite Collection: Hamilton/Granderson Dual Auto Gold... Two of my favorite players...

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  27. Now this is my kind of contest. Anycontest that could potentially net me Tigers is a good one. I would have to choose the 2007 Triple Threads 6x booklet card because it brings back memories of that magical 2006 season.

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  28. I like the 2009 Goodwin Champions Mini. The flip-up sunglasses are great.

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  29. I love the sweet spot auto w/ Verlander. A great duel auto of two great players.


    Are you sure you want to break up this collection? It is sweet collection.

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  30. Wow that's a lot of Rainbows in the collection. I have to say that one of the best looking cards is that 2008 Topps Finest Red Refractor Auto #d to 25. Freaking sweet.
    I can't beleive you'd want to give this stuff up and i know all about falling off the wagon of not buying especially when there is a super sweet card for cheap. Oh Rollie Fingers you'll put me in the poor house, one reasonable priced auto at a time. And to be honest your blog has a great title it doesn't have to be all about the Granderson's not that there's anything wrong with that either.

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